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Feb 21, 2013 6:30pm PST
the city in several months. >> moments after the blast, the military headquarters in the city came under mortar attacks. the government is blaming terrorists. >> syrian state tv broadcast images of the attack. the car bomb hit a security checkpoint near the headquarters of the ruling party and the russian embassy. opposition activists say most of the victims were civilians, though that cannot be confirmed. the blast damaged a number of cars and buildings in the surrounding area. >> this is terrorism. this is a crime. >> a huge cloud of smoke rose above the city center. shortly after that bombing, there were reports of at least two other explosions in the syrian capital. state media have described the attacks as the work of terrorists. the syrian opposition abroad like here in cairo believes the regime of the president has long been on the back foot. they are opposed to his latest offer of talks. >> it means nothing as long as our cities and people are being bombed and the regime continues to kill, imprisoned, and torture syrians. >> the latest wave of violence could further complic
PBS
Feb 26, 2013 6:30pm PST
german capital. >> security lock down as john kerry returned to the city he once called home. the first stop on the visit was for a chat with young berliners. discussions of a different kind with the chancellor. high on their agenda -- foreign policy and the economy, but first these comments on the relationship with the u.s. >> i record a great deal of importance to transatlantic ties. we do not just have common values. we also face common tasks. >> a number of these challenges were discussed at an earlier meeting with kerry's german counterpart. first and foremost, the plans for a new free trade deal between the u.s. and europe. >> germany is our largest trade partner in europe, and we want to see even more trade and investment that will create jobs -- jobs for -- jobs for germans, for americans, for all europeans. >> negotiations are set to begin within months, and i of the two sides managed to overcome their differences, could be completed within two years. >> for more on this visit now, we can bring in our political correspondent, who is standing by at our parliamentary studios. afg
KCSMMHZ
Feb 8, 2013 2:30pm PST
businesses were boarded up. the general strike has brought the city to a standstill. >> for more on this, we are joined now live by our correspondent who is standing by in tunis. the clashes we have been seeing look especially fierce. what is the situation right now? >> clashes erupted earlier this afternoon. the situation is anxious. the situation is still unclear. it is not clear how it will evolve on the political end either. at the moment, tunisia is really not knowing what will happen in the next few days. >> what do you think? how is the crisis likely to play out given the tensions between ultra-conservative moslem groups on the one hand and secularists on the other in tunisia? >> it seems it might actually lead to not a second revolution, but it might lead to a reconstruction of the political landscape in tunisia, especially as democratic forces have been divided for the last couple of years are finally working together. there's a chance that the democratic process might find a good way to come together. >> thanks so very much. as tunisian deals with the fallout of that assas
KCSMMHZ
Feb 28, 2013 2:30pm PST
. benedict will return to vatican city. in the future, he will reside just a few meters away. it is being refurbished in preparation for his arrival. a last kiss for the poope. his decision to resign ahas received extreme action. joining us is our -- has received a mixed reaction. >> joining us is our conflict from -- our contact from rome. is there cause for concern? >> i think there is cause for some concern. that's why he promised in his last address to the cardinals -- he promised reverence and obedience. it's also why he is hiding away behind the walls of vatican city states and not returning to his beloved the very a in southern germany for his retirement -- beloved of area -- beloved bugbear yet -- beloved bavaria in southern germany. the new pope has to be charismatic, forceful, has to put his own stamp very quickly on the papacy. >> who will be in charge of the catholic church until the new pope is elected? >> the cardinal will take care of the daily running of the church. no major decision will be made until a new pope is elected. >> everybody is wanting to know when that
KCSMMHZ
Feb 7, 2013 2:30pm PST
the streets in tunis and other cities demanding that the government resign. there has been turmoil on the streets since the killing of secular leader chokri belaid. police used tear gas on protesters when they came close to the ministry. protesters say the ruling party is behind the assassination of the political leader, gunned down outside his home on wednesday. a senior official said it had not consulted with his party. before the opposition, it was not enough. a spokesman from the popular front party said the government had to go. >> everybody agrees the government has failed. it no longer has a role to play. we demand its resignation and the creation of a new government that will guide the country through a transitional period. >> friday will see belaid's funeral as well as a general strike called by the country's main trade union. >> what can be done to ease the tensions in tunisia? for more, let's go to our correspondent in tunis. first off, no signs of compromise right now. what happens? >> they have been meeting today, and we are still waiting for a declaration from them. i
KCSMMHZ
Feb 1, 2013 2:30pm PST
overthrow after the demonstrations in several cities in recent days turn violent and dozens were killed. >> earlier in the day, there were scuffles in the center of tahrir square, the focal point of the revolution that overthrew president hosni mubarak two years ago. protests marking the second anniversary of the uprising that toppled mubarak have killed nearly 60 people since january 25, prompting the head of the army to warned this week that the state was on the verge of collapse. our correspondent is in cairo for us. we are hearing about water cannon shots being fired. how serious is the tension there at the moment? >> it basically escalated in the last hours. we have peaceful demonstrations at tahrri square and at the presidential palace, but demonstrators tried to break through the barriers at the international palace. police acted with tear gas, then the demonstrators threw molotov cocktails. we have the same blame game going on. the presidency says that the parties who organized the protest are responsible for today's violence while one of the opposition leaders said on tw
PBS
Feb 19, 2013 6:30pm PST
and model was cremated and laid to rest in the coastal city where she grew up. after the private ceremony, friends and members of her family expressed their grief. >> i want to say very much there is a space missing inside all of the people that she knew that cannot be filled again. we are going to keep all the positive things that we remember and know about my sister, and we will try and continue with the things that she tried to make better. we will miss her. >> earlier, oscar pistorius was escorted to the courthouse. his lawyers say the death was accidental. prosecutors say he put on his prosthetic leg and shop reeva steenkamp through the bathroom door. >> our concern is that fame seems to be dictating how things should go. >> the case is not expected to go to trial for months. >> earlier, we talked to journalists -- a journalist who was in the courtroom. he told us how the case is being received. >> as it is internationally, we have the sitting cabinet minister in court today appearing at the hearing. it has been one of the biggest media events south africa has seen. correspo
PBS
Feb 14, 2013 6:30pm PST
have entered the human food chain. the city will make testing faster but also said that limits were increasingly seeing that it might be a case of europe-wide fraud, so it might soon not be a question of food safety but on how to tackle criminality. >> the question does remain -- how could it be on the most basic level that we do have one species ending up in a food product packaged as another? >> well, this is the big question that europe or the european police agency has now been tasked with finding out. there certainly are facts that one should know. the european food market is highly competitive. all the products that were affected by this horse meat mixup -- typically no-frills brands. there is intense price pressure, and there are very long supply chains with potentially transparency getting lost every bit of the way. beat became safer, the food chain became more transparent, but now, we are faced with something altogether that supposedly very safe meat is being replaced with a very different type of meat. many questions remain unanswered. the european union will have another
KCSMMHZ
Feb 4, 2013 2:30pm PST
that started with a plan lavished procession to the city of phnom penh. he died of a heart attack in october at the age of 89. his body had been lying in the royal palace since then. >> and artillery salute in honor of the deceased monarch as norodom sihanouk's body was given an elaborate funeral rites. mourners paid their final respects until late into the night. hundreds of thousands came to catch one last glimpse of the leaking. his body had been lying in state in the royal palace for three months. he was known as the king a father of the nation. >> leaking it meant so much to as. when i think he is no longer with us, all i want to do is cry. -- the king it meant so much to us. >> he fought for us. he won us independence from france. he united the country. >> abroad, he was not quite so uncontroversial. critics say is political wheeling and dealing helped bring about the killing fields revolution of the 1970's. most have forgiven him his mistakes. some of his ashes will be kept in and are not in the royal palace and the rest will be scattered into the mekong river. >> today's w
PBS
Feb 6, 2013 6:30pm PST
has sparked protests across the country. supporters flooded the streets of tunis and other cities. there are reports of barricades being erected in clashes with police. >> news of the assassination sparked protests in several tunisian cities. in the capital, thousands of angry protesters followed the ambulance carrying belaid's body. many blame the islamists, an accusation the party denies. >> people know that the criminals are directly linked to the head of the party. >> all these islamist organizations of terrorist grou. history is a witness. it is not possible to discuss, negotiate, or agree with terrorists. the government has no other choice but to resign. otherwise, the tunisian people will topple them. they must step down. >> belaid was gunned down outside his home on wednesday. he headed the secular left- leaning patriots party. his allies said the killing was calculated to cause civil unrest. >> these people want to turn tunisian into another somalia. they want to see a spiral of violence in our country. we will not fall for that. chokri will not be the last march. >> in a
KCSMMHZ
Feb 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
the atlantic coast. merges with the other system, making it a really potent winter storm. we are talking 60 centimeters of snowfall. wind gusts up to 120 kilometers per hour forecast. even the major cities such as new york city could see 25 centimeters of snowfall. blizzard watches and warnings are posted widely across the region including boston. in boston we are talking about in addition to all of that, coastal flooding due to the high tide. temperaturewise, 1 for boston for the high. new york at 4. that will be dropping from the system both combining and making it possibly a top ten snowfall event. here's your extended forecast. >>> one more story before we leave you. runners from around the world competed to see who is the fastest to climb to the top of the empire state building in new york. [ horn ] the participants dashed from the lobby and climbed more than 1500 steps to finish at the observation deck on the 86th floor. some gave up running halfway and walked up step by step, holding onto the railing. australian mark born won the men's division with a time of 10:12. >> it'
KCSMMHZ
Feb 12, 2013 2:30pm PST
globe are there to celebrate carnival. >> every year, a massive parade runs the city with while customs and dance, and when it comes to conable, no dance is more important, of course, than the sum up. >> they are the best samba dancers in brazil, and this is where they come to do battle every year. television soaps it seemed -- are the theme. the floats are adorned with characters from the most popular shows of recent years. >> it was a great feeling, a really great feeling. god willing, we will win. >> competition is tough. 12 top schools are competing to be named the best. the dancers practice for years for their moment in front of 80,000 spectators. but even though the carnival season is drawing to a close, the competition is not quite over yet. a jury will pick the six best schools who will dance in the victory parade at the weekend. >> a russian cargo rocket has docked at the international space station in record time. new digital steering technology enabled the unpiling craft to complete the journey from earth in just six hours. >> it is to take two days -- imagine that. t
KCSMMHZ
Feb 15, 2013 2:30pm PST
rocket hit the earth, it could wipe out entire city. earlier, we spoke to a representative from the institut for physics, and we asked if there could be any scientific connection whatsoever between today's brushes with the universe. >> no, there is no connection between these events. the two celestial bodies have a completely different orbit, so there cannot be a physical connection. >> do we know what happened in russia? >> it was probably a meter-sized meteorite impacting, and the sonic boom was heard. this kind of event happens maybe about once per year, but most of them go unnoticed. it is quite unusual to have this video coverage and more unusual to have very many injured. >> what about the asteroid? it is big enough for us to know about it. what is the likelihood something like that could hit the earth? >> objects of this size probably hit the earth about once every couple of hundred years. the last known impact was the event that happened in russia and siberia, flattening many square meters of forest and also two people were killed due to fires. >> what can we do to protect o
PBS
Jan 31, 2013 6:30pm PST
17-member family is from the region around the city a lot of -- teh city a -- the city aleppo. the farmer and his children fled three weeks ago from the advancing syrian army. none of them wants to give their names. >> look at this -- we had just got everything set up. but then the floods came and destroyed everything. we lost it all. we were promised a stove and a tent, but so far, no aid has come. >> initially, the united nations was providing aid to the unofficial camp, but no supplies have arrived for two weeks. more than 150 syrians are forced to live here. they need everything -- clothes and shoes for the children, food, mattresses, blankets. most of them had to buy their tents themselves, and even have to pay rent to pitch the tents. apart from one tank of drinking water, there is no sanitation. >> we eat bread and drink tea. sometimes, we buy flour and egg bread. we do not have anything anymore. sometimes we go hungry. sometimes not. we lost my daughter's pants in the flood. she needs new pants, but where am i supposed to get them? >> sometimes, local construction workers b
KCSMMHZ
Feb 13, 2013 5:30pm PST
south. things are getting dryer here. but the eastern seaboard is going to be the next target. we're going to be seeing rain showers, heavy snow showers in some locations. snow is likely in washington, d.c. as well as new york city from wednesday night into your thursday. there's still leftover snow showers on roads due to last week's snowstorm. traveling is going to be more dangerous. meanwhile, drenching rain will persist in the florida peninsula into your saturday at least and up towards the north. an area of blowing snow is reaching the great lakes region. within the next 24 hours up to 20 centimeter is likely in the next 24 hours. and an area of snow is also toward the viechth the central rockies. out toward the west and the next system is moving into the west coast of british columbia, bringing heavy rain for the coastal areas, including vancouver. tefrpz are not too bad in vancouver at 7 degrees on thursday. meanwhile, about five degrees colder than average in winnipeg at minus 13 degrees and 3 for toronto and down toward the south, very hot in miami at 27 degrees. all right.
KCSMMHZ
Feb 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
investigation of money launderring in the vatican city. he accused his butler of stealing and leaking documents that pointed to corruption in the vatican. the pope pardoned him over christmas. it's rare for a pope to resign. pope benedict is the first to quit in nearly 600 years. senior members of the catholic church will now start planning their conclave, the meeting they hold to choose a successor. leaders around the world are reacting to the resignation. she had the highest respect for the pope's decision. >> translator: pope benedict xvi is and will continue to be one of the most important religious thinkers of the age. >> u.s. president barack obama extended thanks and prayers to the pope. obama said he appreciated their work together over the last four years and hoped a successor will be chosen smoothly. the president said he has warm memories of meeting the pontiff in 2009. it drew attention because of the men's differing views on abortion rights. obama told the pope he would do everything he could to reduce the number of a borgsz in the united states. shin pom praised the pope
KCSMMHZ
Feb 5, 2013 2:30pm PST
taken back the major cities in the north. for the people of timbuktu, the french are viewed as heroes. >> today, i can do my job as i want to. if i have a customer, i can touch his beard, to a modern hair cut, i can do as i like. the i am free, and i can also earn more. and i started listening to music again. >> tuesday's meeting marks a first step toward outlining a future course for mali, but delegates realize they face a huge challenge. >> mali has called on the international community to support its efforts. is there a sense everyone is on the same page and pulling together? we put that question to our brussels correspondent. >> there's a very big sense of unity here in brussels where delegates mets from around the world to discuss the malian situation, and the general message from all the various representatives was that a combination of military and political efforts is needed to restore stability in mali. on the military level, the goal is to get african soldiers to take over from the french troops. that has to be accompanied by some kind of peacekeeping force, possibly the uni
KCSMMHZ
Feb 13, 2013 2:30pm PST
the final months of world war ii. and the rate on the set fire storm swept across the german city and killed thousands. >> commemorative events were held for the victims today while elsewhere in the city, police were deployed to prevent clashes between yanase groups and anti- fascist activists. and at a memorial ceremony for dress dinners -- >> a memorial ceremony for dresdeners and many more. at the ceremony, we are thinking of those who needlessly perished in the second world war, a war that was started by germany. >> on february 13, 1945, britain's royal air force targeted dresden. with help from american bombers, the devastated the city, killing 25,000 people in just hours. much of the downtown area was destroyed along with industrial and military infrastructure. bombs were dropped indiscriminately and nearly everywhere to inflict maximum damage. copper bombing, a horrendous tactic now prohibited by the geneva convention. at a demonstration in the city center, thousands warned against forgetting about germany's nazi past which provoked the horrors of dresden, so the locals by lock
KCSMMHZ
Feb 9, 2013 8:30am PST
-- blogger from egypt. the city offered him refuge for one year. the idea was to give him some breathing room and time to feel safe again. his first impressions involved pigeons like these. >> it is not like this in egypt. pigeons do not just come and sit on your hand. in egypt, birds are wary of humans. poles are not like the egyptians are. i have never seen anything like this there. >> a polish club is letting him use an apartment in this district in the west of the city. he updates his blog from here. those who can speak arabic and read what he writes soon begin to understand why he faces problems back home. this afternoon, his message is stark -- islam poses a threat to humanity. especially in the west, a fear of islam should be a normal reaction, just like the fear of falling under the wheels of a moving train. >> that is what i think. i am an atheist. in egypt, everything has become worse under the muslim brotherhood. as far as i'm concerned, there is no moderate islam. osama bin laden was the true face of islam. >> surely the situation in egypt must have improved after t
CSPAN
Feb 21, 2013 7:00am EST
arsenal, to drive up to 95 and cell in the city -- you think, why doesn't the fbi crosscheck those purchases? if they know multiple purchases are an indication of crosschecking -- an indication of trafficking, why don't they crosscheck? they cannot crosscheck. the government is prohibited from crosschecking, from connecting the dots. if you are conducting a criminal investigation and you want to connect the dots and the tr amendment prohibits the government from doing that. host: reading through your report, is it correct to assume that one of your conclusions is that the current weakness in the atf benefits groups like the nra? or the nra is in favor of the current structure of the atf? guest: well, the nra wrote the amendment. it benefits them in terms that these are things that it advocates. it is very successful and it puts out press releases boasting about its success and maintaining these evanescent -- maintaining these investments. far be it from me for standing in their face, but their claim is this is a protection of the individual right to privacy, that the government doe
KCSMMHZ
Feb 26, 2013 2:00am PST
bodyguards and disappears into his villa. he is not interested in the city he lives in. that speaks volumes. he just uses his position to defend his own interests. >> berlusconi rejects such talk as propaganda, but he knows he will only keep his legal troubles at bay as long as he is still in the political game, and that is why, once again, he is placing all his bets on this year's elections. ♪ >> istanbul as the only city in the world located on two continents -- europe and asia. that is significant not just from a political point of view, but earthquake researchers also keep an eye on turkey's largest city. i see tectonic plates under is and will start moving, there is a high risk of a severe earthquake, but these warnings are currently being ignored. its symbol is dealing with an increasing number of tourists and rich investors. it is a top location, which means good business for the building sector. them as moving company is doing a raging business. he is in a perfect position to see how his city is changing every day. up to seven days a week, he helps people, rich or poor, mo
KCSMMHZ
Feb 16, 2013 8:30am PST
. there is a massive security presence with soldiers patrolling all over the city. mark has been a judge in major terrorism trials in paris over the last 13 years. he is one of the top experts on islamists cells, and he is under 24-hour police protection. >> most boys who are only just getting interested in jihad are not actually in danger. as long as they have not had any training at a terrorist camp or have not fought, you can still get them under control. we monitor them, put them under surveillance. i've got several such cases at the moment. they are treated like terrorists under the law in order to prevent them from becoming terrorists. >> last september, authorities took a number of people into preventive custody, but the judge knows that claiming only bearded men in white robes are dangerous is a long of dated cliche. in his book, he refutes the widely held prejudices and explains how the new fighters are now recruited via the internet and social networking. dam it dangerous terrorists are becoming younger and younger. they come from various social backgrounds -- poor backgr
CSPAN
Feb 19, 2013 7:00am EST
members in the inner city. sweeping the streets instead of peoplpe?hugging on le? guest: a a broad group of having a minimum wage think it is a good idea. speaker banner did not support raising the minimum wage but president bush signed -- speaker boehner did not support raising the minimum wage. there is something to the idea that people bristle coming in between an employer and employee even though there are lots of ways the government does that. the moderate increase they're proposing to $9 an hour. a lot of states would not get hit by that because there minimum wages are already higher. host: what is it in new york city or the big cities, the cost of living is higher? guest: san francisco has a higher minimum wage and the same thing with new york but i do not know the exact numbers. host: you mentioned $7.25, where it is right now. what would it be if it kept up with inflation? guest: it reached its highest and 197'she 1960's and would have been something like $10 in today's dollars. it has never gone back to those heights, adjusting for inflation. host: we have this on twitter
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 7:00am EST
, he lifted the city out of its darkest days and set it on course for an incredible comeback. we will miss him dearly. his wisdom will forever be part of the city he loved so much. his spirit will live on not only at city hall and the bridge that bears his name, but all across the five boroughs. the former mayor passed away this morning, at 88 years old, due to congestive heart failure. justin, in maryland, on the independent line. caller:, for taking my call. -- thank you for taking my call. would give hillary clinton a -- i would give hillary clinton a d. i do not understand how somebody in a position of power with so much information about the situation going on in other countries could ever send a force of people into a country that they know is unstable with the same amount of security that they would send to a place like france or germany. for my part, hillary clinton has left much to be desired for her position. i think possibly the whole incident that went down could have costar -- cost her her political career as far as her ambitions are. host: two stores connected to a
KCSMMHZ
Feb 2, 2013 8:30am PST
. what is considered the oldest city in the netherlands was built on the banks of a river that was and still is good for trade, but it also makes the town very susceptible to rising water levels brought on by climate change. the people are worried that their levees may soon prove ineffective, and so they've come up with a creative solution. >> the city embraces the rhine, but soon, one arm of the river will flow through an entire section of the city. according to the plan, about half of these houses will give way to water. levies will be moved to create an island. most residents have left. the ones left no their days here are also numbered. >> we are alone here. >> we are the last to leave. there's nothing we can do about it. >> in five years, there will be water here. it will come from the other side of the levy, flow underneath the levee, and back into the main part of the river. >> their family business with nine employees has been here for 20 years. one public authorities first unveiled the plan, they fought against it. >> what you have, you have. it is never certain that something
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 7:00am EST
the passing of ed koch, who was the mayor of new york city. nikole in pittsburgh, pennsylvania, on our line for republicans. caller: hello, how are you? host: your thoughts on the white house offering and opt-out. caller: as catholics, we do not believe in birth control. it is a joke. when i hear about choice, people have the right to make a choice, this is how women's health -- my father works for the catholic hospital of pittsburgh. she had u-turn cancer and got a full hysterectomies under insurance with no problem. i keep hearing that everybody has a right to do with what they want to do with their bodies. why do i not have the right to pay for somebody else's birth control? it is ludicrous to say that i have to go against my conscience, my belief so that someone can take the day after pill, or whatever, but when it comes to women's health, she got the full hysterectomy under the health care plan of the catholic church. that is all bogus. host: nikole in pittsburgh. this is from "the new york times" -- they write out of istanbul -- and in carson city, nevada, on our line for dem
CSPAN
Feb 18, 2013 7:00am EST
the south over to the republican party." the city just agreed with the emancipation proclamation. this is in 2013. lyndon johnson fought for all americans. i was debating whether it should be johnson or jimmy carter. jimmy carter, in the final history of this country is written, jimmy carter will be among the best up there, not ronald reagan. look what jimmy carter did, by holding to signing treaties with panama, he gave the panama canal back to the panamanians. george bush's father arrested noriega and put him in jail. thank you. host: the washington post editorial page weighs in on the question -- who gets the washington post this morning on past presidents. iowa, democratic caller, lisa. caller: good morning. president roosevelt. he was the first president i can rememberhcane helped elderly people who did not have anything. i think he started social security. he had a disability, but it did not stop him from being the best president we ever had and never will. host: what would your parents etc. this question? >> they would've said the same thing if they were alive, i believe.
CSPAN
Feb 28, 2013 7:00am EST
and served as a prosecutor for the city of seattle. jim in enterprise, alabama. republican line. caller: thank you. i have a couple of questions. number one, on the sequester, how much are your democrats planning on cutting out of the military budget? number two, it seems as though the president has been flip- flopping on this. when it first came out, he said it was devastating, it will kill everything in this country. now he said unless you work on a military base, you probably will not see any difference. which one of these statements is a lie? guest: actually, the president made neither of those statements. he has consistently said it will have a sizable impact that will negatively affect the country and the economy. number two, he has not now said it was only affect the military. his cabinet has been out talking about the variety of impacts it will have a bunch of different places. -- it will have in a bunch of different places. i did not vote for the budget control act, but a lot of democrats did, a lot of republicans did, and the president signed it. they all signed it thi
CSPAN
Feb 9, 2013 7:00am EST
have a new mayor. south bend being the second- largest city in indiana, it is not doing what it should be doing. we have abandoned buildings. they have stimulus money. they are redoing a bridge for purification, which i do not understand where that money came from. host: addison, front royal, virginia, independent. caller: good morning. thank you for taking my call. you need to get the oil companies under control. they have risen -- raised the price on fuel. oil is $150 per barrel. gas prices are four dollars or more per gallon. they keep raising it up. it is greed. there is enough oil on this planet to last for an eternity. we have been lied to. host: we will leave it there. kevin, marshall, texas, republican line. caller: there is no economic recovery. look at the facts and statistics. it is not there. we have 5 million less jobs now than we did when president obama entered office. i was looking at the percentage of our workforce. .t is -- it topped out at 66% last call or talk about the price of gas. the president's friends and asked her $1 trillion per year. it us dollar. th
CSPAN
Feb 12, 2013 7:00am EST
to the states to help business as usual in our states and are counties and our villages and our cities across this country are all full -- are all full. i would love to have president obama interact more and let's stop having suspensions. they say we will not deal with the budget crisis now. we will wait until march to handle things. that is not the way that we can handle this country right now. all american taxpayers are having our own fiscal cliff problems and that cannot be no more. our taxes are going up, our property taxes and food taxes and any kind of hikes of taxes is a challenge for the american workers. host: thanks for your call. guest: i think the sentiment that obama should roll up his sleeves and get to work with congress is one that many members of congress actually would agree with including democrats. he has a little reputation of not reaching out to and interacting with members of congress and a way that hurts his agenda on the hill. at the same time, one chamber has not done a budget for four years and that is the senate and they decided politically it does no
CSPAN
Feb 13, 2013 7:00am EST
of talk about obama coming to the funeral or chicago to address the issue of violence in the city being that it is his hometown. there have been about 560 murders here since the last year. 60 this year already. he is coming on friday. he had to go through a lot of flack. radio stations have called him out on it. it is good to see that when you raise your voice, it affects things. her parents were there. he addressed the situation. that was good. host: the president is traveling to chicago to talk about gun violence. he will travel to north carolina to talk about the ideas on manufacturing last night and the state of the union address. look for our coverage at www.c- span.org. tom cole from oklahoma joins us. he sits on the budget committee. he is an appropriator. let us begin with what the president said about the automatic spending cuts that go into place march 1 unless a deal comes up. he said there has to be new revenue and calls for closing loopholes. do you agree? guest: the president has not put forward a plan. he had known this was coming for two years. the house plan -- passed l
CSPAN
Feb 16, 2013 7:00am EST
traveled back to chicago and a city on track to become of the murder capital of the united states -- again that is "the national journal". this shows the line graph from january 12 -- january 2012 if -- go by the fbi's estimates at a time approaching two hundred 50. that is followed by new york, baltimore, and philadelphia. detroit and los angeles being charted there as well. your thoughts for the next 40 minutes. mark on the democrats' line, what do you think? caller: i agree with the second amendment that we all have the right to bear arms. when it comes to these assault weapons, there are too many shootings with the schools. it has become almost an every day thing. it is creating a panic. i know certain areas are worse than others. the government has a compelling interest to address this. they need to try to put rules on the table, not to take away the second amendment, but to enforce more rules to negate these happenings. host: the president several times reiterating that the proposal deserves a vote. what he think? caller: i agree. congress is our lawmakers. they put things i
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